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griffon's eye help.. fact or fiction?..

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by muteownz, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. muteownz

    muteownz IncGamers Member

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    griffon's eye help.. fact or fiction?..

    i've heard that griffons eye doesnt work with trap assassins.. something to do with cus traps are classed as summons and the - resists and % damage from it doesnt work... yet i saw today a trap assassin wearing it ( he showed me ) it seemed like it was working too his traps hurt bad. my traps didnt do much. does anyone know this? do griffons work for trap assassins?...

    thanks.

    - joe
     
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    RTB IncGamers Member

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    It's a fact. Traps are classified as minions and thus don't get the benefits from +% Lightning dmg and -% enemy resistance.
     
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    gods_pawn Banned

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    are you sure?? i have an mageslayer assassin who regularly duels trap assassins. i encountered a griffon's eye user, and with fade i usually do not take much damage from them, but this one tore me up in a few hits. in field testing, i would say that it DOES work. can anyone confirm? i mean sure it's not SUPPOSED to work due to them being minions, but in actual gameplay, i'd have to say it does. same holds true with a lightning sorc i saw using crescent moon runeword.
     
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    Crescent moon is supposed to work for lightning sorc afaik.

    I'll try to test the griffon thing when I have time(can't play that much, stupid school), and my friend is online (i myself don't have a trapsin). How many times do you think I should test it before I can be sure ? Because the trap dmg varies a lot... Perhaps someone else can test it, but if nobody does, i'll do it :)
     
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    muteownz IncGamers Member

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    this is why i'm confused. people say it doesnt work. yet i see trap asns using them all the time. someone told me their's uses like 4 light facets ( which i also heard doesnt stack damage) and griffons. i dont have the items to test this. but that asn that had griffions ripped me apart even tho i had 85 light resists. and like 3k life.
     
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    hv)pheonix IncGamers Member

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    in the stat screen when i put a light facet on it helps the dmg of traps but i think thats the only part that does help(+ to light skill dmg) since they are considered summons the - to res shouldnt
     
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    I don't know if Girffon works but getting ripped apart by trapper even with 85 %lighting reistance is nothing suprising. I have dueled quite a few trappers with my paladin and a fully synergized lightning trapper can still hurt even with 85 % LR. I had 85 % LR and was wearing Tgod and was still taking major damage. The only way I could almost negate damage was to use a togd + guadian angel + a Lo Shako. It's pretty simple 10k damage traps just hurt not matter if Griffon work or not.
     
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    Yep, the Lying Character Screen claims Griffon's Eye increases lightning dmg from traps, but it does not.

    Neither mod works for traps.
     
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    oh, yeah whoops on the light sorc (duH) wasn't thinking straight on that.

    ok, so griffons doesn't work on traps. that's funny, since so many "elite" trapsins i meet use them, and the only benefit they are getting is from the +skills.

    so that means griffons is only helpful on FOH/avenger paladins, light sorcs, and light zons.

    thanks.
     
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    Niabock IncGamers Member

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    question: if you put facets on your merc, does the -res help you? same q for cresant moon on merc.
     
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    No and the +% dmg doesn't work for you either.

    The -res and +% dmg only work on the player/merc equipped with it.
     

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